If you had the chance to do so – would you change the past?
What was your childhood like?
The relationship you have with your Mom is far from amicable, and cordial at best.
Continue reading “Rewind.” →
Are you keeping well?
Have you settled in nicely at your new place, had your friends warm the seats of your teak furniture – that dining set, and the sofa with armrests wide enough to hold a beer – the ones we bought together?
Continue reading “Half of My Heart.” →
He asks if he can come over.
“To visit your cat,” he justifies
“ok,” she says, “but only after 9pm – tennis class before.”
“I’ll pick you up after class,” he offers
“No, it’s fine,”
I want the time alone.
How come you never offered to drive me around, years ago?
Continue reading “Irony.” →
People say my knack for remembering details is a gift.
In certain situations, yes.
And admittedly, it can be rather entertaining:-
Continue reading “(In)consequential.” →
The train station was a mere
10-minute walk from my office
But you offered to pick me up
And drop me off
I try to make your life easier.
Protect you from the elements.
Continue reading “Before & After.” →
Mornings are the most difficult.
What used to be the sweetest of greetings
To start the day
Are now a perpetual reminder of how
You said goodbye
Before the break of dawn
Continue reading “Superlative.” →
I wish you never made me all these promises.
To see the Northern Lights
To travel to Japan – where we both loved
To buy me a customised engagement ring – “white gold, with an emerald; I don’t believe in diamonds”
Continue reading “I Wish.” →
The one I thought
I’d never get
Insults clad in jokes
Reckless disregard of feelings
Continue reading “Over.” →
He aims to be inconspicuous
Blending into the background
The white noise
Amidst the incessant buzz and chatter
Murmurs of the crowd
Continue reading “The Busker.” →
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